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Richard G Saunders

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Department of Politics

Associate Professor

Office: Ross Building, S639
Phone: (416) 736-2100 Ext: 88834
Email: rsaunder@yorku.ca

Media Requests Welcome
Accepting New Graduate Students

Degrees

PhD, Carleton University
MA, Queens University, Kingston
BA, St. Francis Xavier University

Research Interests

African Studies , Politics and Government, Development Political Economy, Extractive Resources, Civil Society and Democratisation
Books

Publication
Year

Facets of Power: Politics, Profits and People in the Making of Zimbabwe's Blood Diamonds R. Saunders & T. Nyamunda, eds. Harare: Weaver Press, 2016

2016

Never the Same Again: Zimbabwe’s Growth Towards Democracy, 1980-2000 Harare: ESP, 2000

2000

Dancing Out of Tune: A History of the Media in Zimbabwe Harare: ESP, 1999

1999

Business Development with New and Emerging Technology in Resource Industries of Southern Africa. S. Tiffin, F. Osotimehin and R. Saunders. Paris: OECD Development Centre, 1992

1992

Book Chapters

Publication
Year

"Holding Ground: Community, Companies and Resistance in Chiadzwa", R. Saunders and M. Chiponda, in Saunders and Nyamunda, eds. Facets of Power: Politics, Profits and People in the Making of Zimbabwe's Blood Diamonds. Harare: Weaver, 2016

2016

"Trade Union Struggles for Autonomy and Democracy in Zimbabwe", Jon Kraus (ed), Trade Unions and the Coming of Democracy in Africa, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007

2007

“Mugabe, Gramsci and Zimbabwe at 25” (with John S. Saul), in John S. Saul, The Next Liberation Struggle: Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy in Southern Africa, Toronto/Scottsvile/New York/London: Between the Lines/UKZN Press/Monthly Review Press/Merlin Press, 2005

2005

“Striking Ahead: Industrial Action and Labour Movement Development in Zimbabwe”, in Brian Raftopoulos and Lloyd Sachikonye (eds), Striking Back: The Labour Movement and the Post-Colonial State in Zimbabwe 1980-2000, Harare: Weaver Press, 2001

2001

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

DOI: 10.1080/01436597.2017.1409072

2018

“Geologies of Power: Blood Diamonds, Security Politics and Zimbabwe’s Troubled Transition”, Journal of Contemporary African Studies, Vol. 32 No.3 (July 2014) 378-394

2014

“Zimbabwe: Liberation Nationalism – old and born-again”, Review of African Political Economy ,Vol. 38 No.1 (March 2011) 117-128

2011

“Crisis, Capital, Compromise: Mining and Empowerment in Zimbabwe”, African Sociological Review (Special Issue: South Africa in Africa), Vol.12, No.1 (December 2008)

2008

“South African Corporations and post-Apartheid Expansion in Africa: creating a new regional space” , R. Saunders, D. Miller and O. Oloyede, African Sociological Review (Special Issue: South Africa in Africa), Vol.12, No.1 (December 2008)

2008

“South Africa in Africa: Restructuring and Resistance” (Editorial), and “Painful Paradoxes: Mining, Crisis and Regional Capital in Zimbabwe”, At Issue E-Zine (Africa Files, Toronto, May-September 2008

2008

“Labor, the State and the Struggle for a Democratic Zimbabwe”, P. Bond and R. Saunders, Monthly Review Vol.57, Issue 7 (December 2005): 42-55

2005

Conference Papers

Publication
Year

“High Value Minerals and Low Growth Outcomes: Mining, Resource Mobilisation and the State in Zimbabwe”, paper presented in the panel, ‘An African Developmental State? Evidence, Trends and Contemporary Debates’, African Studies Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, November 2015

2015

“Extracting Value from Crisis: Bargains, benefits and South African investment in Zimbabwe’s minerals sector”, paper presented in the conference, ‘South Africa after Apartheid: Critical Reflections’, Carleton University, Ottawa, September 2014

2014

“Curses, Truths and Falsehoods: A Diamond ‘Resource Curse’ in Zimbabwe?”, presented at African Public Policy and Research Institute conference, “Locating Minerals in the Political Economy Policy Debate”, Pretoria, South Africa, October 2013

2013

“Policy, Practice and Realities of Indigenisation in Zimbabwe’s Minerals Sector”, presented in the panel, “International Comparisons: Southern Africa and Latin America”, in the conference, ‘Meanings of Marikana: The Rise of the South African Platinum Mining Industry and the Nature of the Post-Apartheid Order’, SWOP/University of the Witwatersrand and Review of African Political Economy, Johannesburg, South Africa, September 2013

2013

“Geographies of Fractured Power: Blood Diamonds, Security Politics and Zimbabwe’s Troubled Transition”, presented on the panel “Security and Terrorism”, African Studies Association 53rd Annual Meeting, San Francisco, November 2010

2010

“Resources: Cursed or Blessed Political Economies?”, presented at the conference, ‘”Progress” in Zimbabwe’, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, November 2010

2010

“Strengthening African Civil Society Organisations through University Web-based Learning”, presented at the conference, 'Access to Learning for Development', Fifth Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning, London, UK, July 2008

2008

“The Press and Politics in Zimbabwe”, presented at the conference, ‘21st Century Africa: Evolving Conceptions of Human Rights’, African Studies Association, New York City, October 2007

2007

“Zimbabwe: State Militarisation and Civic Responses”, presented at the conference, ‘10 Years of Democracy in Southern Africa’, Queens University/University of South Africa, Kingston, Ontario, May 2004

2004

Research Reports

Publication
Year

http://www.unrisd.org/80256B3C005BCCF9/httpNetITFramePDF?ReadForm&parentunid=E3E7B6EE95509535C125822400592344&parentdoctype=paper&netitpath=80256B3C005BCCF9/(httpAuxPages)/E3E7B6EE95509535C125822400592344/$file/Saunders2018.pdf

2018

http://www.unrisd.org/80256B3C005BCCF9/httpNetITFramePDF?ReadForm&parentunid=1DDAD165C767935EC1258212005401B6&parentdoctype=paper&netitpath=80256B3C005BCCF9/(httpAuxPages)/1DDAD165C767935EC1258212005401B6/$file/Saunders.pdf

2017

Other

Publication
Year

Four biographical and historical essays on Thomas Mapfumo, Peter Niesewand, Judith Todd and the "Willowgate" scandal in, Derek Jones (ed.), Censorship: a World Encyclopaedia, UK: Fitzroy Dearborn, December 2001

2001

Degrees

PhD, Carleton University
MA, Queens University, Kingston
BA, St. Francis Xavier University

Research Interests

African Studies , Politics and Government, Development Political Economy, Extractive Resources, Civil Society and Democratisation

All Publications


Book Chapters

Publication
Year

"Holding Ground: Community, Companies and Resistance in Chiadzwa", R. Saunders and M. Chiponda, in Saunders and Nyamunda, eds. Facets of Power: Politics, Profits and People in the Making of Zimbabwe's Blood Diamonds. Harare: Weaver, 2016

2016

"Trade Union Struggles for Autonomy and Democracy in Zimbabwe", Jon Kraus (ed), Trade Unions and the Coming of Democracy in Africa, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007

2007

“Mugabe, Gramsci and Zimbabwe at 25” (with John S. Saul), in John S. Saul, The Next Liberation Struggle: Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy in Southern Africa, Toronto/Scottsvile/New York/London: Between the Lines/UKZN Press/Monthly Review Press/Merlin Press, 2005

2005

“Striking Ahead: Industrial Action and Labour Movement Development in Zimbabwe”, in Brian Raftopoulos and Lloyd Sachikonye (eds), Striking Back: The Labour Movement and the Post-Colonial State in Zimbabwe 1980-2000, Harare: Weaver Press, 2001

2001

Books

Publication
Year

Facets of Power: Politics, Profits and People in the Making of Zimbabwe's Blood Diamonds R. Saunders & T. Nyamunda, eds. Harare: Weaver Press, 2016

2016

Never the Same Again: Zimbabwe’s Growth Towards Democracy, 1980-2000 Harare: ESP, 2000

2000

Dancing Out of Tune: A History of the Media in Zimbabwe Harare: ESP, 1999

1999

Business Development with New and Emerging Technology in Resource Industries of Southern Africa. S. Tiffin, F. Osotimehin and R. Saunders. Paris: OECD Development Centre, 1992

1992

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

DOI: 10.1080/01436597.2017.1409072

2018

“Geologies of Power: Blood Diamonds, Security Politics and Zimbabwe’s Troubled Transition”, Journal of Contemporary African Studies, Vol. 32 No.3 (July 2014) 378-394

2014

“Zimbabwe: Liberation Nationalism – old and born-again”, Review of African Political Economy ,Vol. 38 No.1 (March 2011) 117-128

2011

“Crisis, Capital, Compromise: Mining and Empowerment in Zimbabwe”, African Sociological Review (Special Issue: South Africa in Africa), Vol.12, No.1 (December 2008)

2008

“South African Corporations and post-Apartheid Expansion in Africa: creating a new regional space” , R. Saunders, D. Miller and O. Oloyede, African Sociological Review (Special Issue: South Africa in Africa), Vol.12, No.1 (December 2008)

2008

“South Africa in Africa: Restructuring and Resistance” (Editorial), and “Painful Paradoxes: Mining, Crisis and Regional Capital in Zimbabwe”, At Issue E-Zine (Africa Files, Toronto, May-September 2008

2008

“Labor, the State and the Struggle for a Democratic Zimbabwe”, P. Bond and R. Saunders, Monthly Review Vol.57, Issue 7 (December 2005): 42-55

2005

Conference Papers

Publication
Year

“High Value Minerals and Low Growth Outcomes: Mining, Resource Mobilisation and the State in Zimbabwe”, paper presented in the panel, ‘An African Developmental State? Evidence, Trends and Contemporary Debates’, African Studies Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, November 2015

2015

“Extracting Value from Crisis: Bargains, benefits and South African investment in Zimbabwe’s minerals sector”, paper presented in the conference, ‘South Africa after Apartheid: Critical Reflections’, Carleton University, Ottawa, September 2014

2014

“Curses, Truths and Falsehoods: A Diamond ‘Resource Curse’ in Zimbabwe?”, presented at African Public Policy and Research Institute conference, “Locating Minerals in the Political Economy Policy Debate”, Pretoria, South Africa, October 2013

2013

“Policy, Practice and Realities of Indigenisation in Zimbabwe’s Minerals Sector”, presented in the panel, “International Comparisons: Southern Africa and Latin America”, in the conference, ‘Meanings of Marikana: The Rise of the South African Platinum Mining Industry and the Nature of the Post-Apartheid Order’, SWOP/University of the Witwatersrand and Review of African Political Economy, Johannesburg, South Africa, September 2013

2013

“Geographies of Fractured Power: Blood Diamonds, Security Politics and Zimbabwe’s Troubled Transition”, presented on the panel “Security and Terrorism”, African Studies Association 53rd Annual Meeting, San Francisco, November 2010

2010

“Resources: Cursed or Blessed Political Economies?”, presented at the conference, ‘”Progress” in Zimbabwe’, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, November 2010

2010

“Strengthening African Civil Society Organisations through University Web-based Learning”, presented at the conference, 'Access to Learning for Development', Fifth Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning, London, UK, July 2008

2008

“The Press and Politics in Zimbabwe”, presented at the conference, ‘21st Century Africa: Evolving Conceptions of Human Rights’, African Studies Association, New York City, October 2007

2007

“Zimbabwe: State Militarisation and Civic Responses”, presented at the conference, ‘10 Years of Democracy in Southern Africa’, Queens University/University of South Africa, Kingston, Ontario, May 2004

2004

Research Reports

Publication
Year

http://www.unrisd.org/80256B3C005BCCF9/httpNetITFramePDF?ReadForm&parentunid=E3E7B6EE95509535C125822400592344&parentdoctype=paper&netitpath=80256B3C005BCCF9/(httpAuxPages)/E3E7B6EE95509535C125822400592344/$file/Saunders2018.pdf

2018

http://www.unrisd.org/80256B3C005BCCF9/httpNetITFramePDF?ReadForm&parentunid=1DDAD165C767935EC1258212005401B6&parentdoctype=paper&netitpath=80256B3C005BCCF9/(httpAuxPages)/1DDAD165C767935EC1258212005401B6/$file/Saunders.pdf

2017

Other

Publication
Year

Four biographical and historical essays on Thomas Mapfumo, Peter Niesewand, Judith Todd and the "Willowgate" scandal in, Derek Jones (ed.), Censorship: a World Encyclopaedia, UK: Fitzroy Dearborn, December 2001

2001